Hello!	  I’m	  Catherine.	  
Hello!	  I’m	  Catherine.	         Class	  of	  2014	  
Hello!	  I’m	  Catherine.	                   Class	  of	  2014	  With	  a	  personal	  interest	  in	  medicine.	  
Hello!	  I’m	  Catherine.	                   Class	  of	  2014	  With	  a	  personal	  interest	  in	  medicine.	    Enter...
Hello!	  I’m	  Catherine.	                   Class	  of	  2014	  With	  a	  personal	  interest	  in	  medicine.	    Enter...
Hello!	  I’m	  Catherine.	                     Class	  of	  2014	  With	  a	  personal	  interest	  in	  medicine.	     En...
Thought	  at	  end	  of	  sophomore	  year:	  
Thought	  at	  end	  of	  sophomore	  year:	   “I	  really	  enjoy	  building	  a	  product	  and	  the	   problem	  solvi...
Thought	  at	  end	  of	  sophomore	  year:	   “I	  really	  enjoy	  building	  a	  product	  and	  the	   problem	  solvi...
This	  summer…	  
This	  summer…	  Interned	  as	  a	  soBware	  engineer	  at	  Google	      and	  had	  an	  incredible	  experience	  –	 ...
This	  summer…	  Interned	  as	  a	  soBware	  engineer	  at	  Google	      and	  had	  an	  incredible	  experience	  –	 ...
Current	  goal*	  aBer	  Stanford:	  
Current	  goal*	  aBer	  Stanford:	  *Warning:	  Subject	  to	  frequent	  change!	  
Current	  goal*	  aBer	  Stanford:	  Have	  large	  role	  in	  creaZng	  a	  company	  like	   Google	  –	  fast	  iteraZ...
Why	  I’m	  interested	  in	  your	  class	  
Why	  I’m	  interested	  in	  your	  class	  Would	  learn	  a	  different	  set	  of	  skills	  from	  an	  open-­‐ended,	...
Why	  I’m	  interested	  in	  your	  class	  Would	  learn	  a	  different	  set	  of	  skills	  from	  an	  open-­‐ended,	...
Why	  I’m	  interested	  in	  your	  class	  Would	  learn	  a	  different	  set	  of	  skills	  from	  an	  open-­‐ended,	...
Social	  media	  
Social	  media	  LinkedIn:	  Keep	  in	  contact	  with	  professional	      acquaintances.	  See	  people’s	  career	    ...
Social	  media	  LinkedIn:	  Keep	  in	  contact	  with	  professional	      acquaintances.	  See	  people’s	  career	    ...
Social	  media	  cont.	  
Social	  media	  cont.	  Yelp:	  Find	  good	  restaurants,	  generally.	  Other	  recent	  uses:	  found	  good	  haircut...
Social	  media	  cont.	    Yelp:	  Find	  good	  restaurants,	  generally.	    Other	  recent	  uses:	  found	  good	  hai...
Social	  media	  cont.	  Also	  use:	  Pinterest,	  Instagram,	  YouTube,	                        SpoZfy…	  
More	  about	  me	  
More	  about	  me	    Technical	  skills:	  
More	  about	  me	                 Technical	  skills:	            Proficient	  in	  C++,	  Java	  Familiar	  with	  C,	  H...
More	  about	  me	  
More	  about	  me	  Background	  in	  psychology:	  
More	  about	  me	   Background	  in	  psychology:	  AP	  Psychology	  in	  high	  school	  
More	  about	  me	       Background	  in	  psychology:	      AP	  Psychology	  in	  high	  school	   Behavior	  change?	  ...
More	  about	  me	  
More	  about	  me	    Design	  ability:	  
More	  about	  me	              Design	  ability:	  Took	  formal	  art	  classes	  for	  4	  years.	  
More	  about	  me	                  Design	  ability:	     Took	  formal	  art	  classes	  for	  4	  years.	  Have	  intui...
More	  about	  me	                     Design	  ability:	     Took	  formal	  art	  classes	  for	  4	  years.	  Have	  in...
More	  about	  me	  
More	  about	  me	  Musical	  instruments:	  
More	  about	  me	   Musical	  instruments:	  French	  horn	  and	  piano.	  
More	  about	  me	                   Musical	  instruments:	                 French	  horn	  and	  piano.	  Yes	  I	  coul...
More	  about	  me	  
More	  about	  me	        Siblings:	  
More	  about	  me	                       Siblings:	  One	  younger	  brother,	  16.	  Current	  junior	  in	              ...
More	  about	  me	                             Siblings:	  One	  younger	  brother,	  16.	  Current	  junior	  in	        ...
More	  about	  me	  
More	  about	  me	     Team	  sports:	  
More	  about	  me	           Team	  sports:	  2	  years	  soccer	  in	  jr.	  high.	  
More	  about	  me	                         Team	  sports:	                2	  years	  soccer	  in	  jr.	  high.	  Varsity	...
More	  about	  me	  
More	  about	  me	      Quirkiness:	  
More	  about	  me	                          Quirkiness:	  I	  tend	  to	  sneeze	  mulZple	  Zmes	  in	  a	  row.	  Recent...
Quick	  challenge:	  Sequence	  alumni	  behaviors	  
Quick	  challenge:	  Sequence	  alumni	  behaviors	  
Alumni	  has	  great	  Stanford	    experience	  
Alumni	  does	  well	                          in	  career,	  at	  least	                             partly	  due	  to	  ...
Alumni	  does	  well	                          in	  career,	  at	  least	                             partly	  due	  to	  ...
Alumni	  does	  well	                          in	  career,	  at	  least	                             partly	  due	  to	  ...
Alumni	  does	  well	                          in	  career,	  at	  least	                             partly	  due	  to	  ...
Alumni	  does	  well	                           in	  career,	  at	  least	                              partly	  due	  to	...
Alumni	  does	  well	                           in	  career,	  at	  least	                              partly	  due	  to	...
Alumni	  does	  well	                          in	  career,	  at	  least	                             partly	  due	  to	  ...
Alumni	  does	  well	  (and	  so	  on)	     in	  career,	  at	  least	                             partly	  due	  to	     ...
The	  end!	  Thanks	  for	  your	  consideraZon!	  :)	  
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  1. 1. Hello!  I’m  Catherine.  
  2. 2. Hello!  I’m  Catherine.   Class  of  2014  
  3. 3. Hello!  I’m  Catherine.   Class  of  2014  With  a  personal  interest  in  medicine.  
  4. 4. Hello!  I’m  Catherine.   Class  of  2014  With  a  personal  interest  in  medicine.   Entered  Stanford  as  a  premed…  
  5. 5. Hello!  I’m  Catherine.   Class  of  2014  With  a  personal  interest  in  medicine.   Entered  Stanford  as  a  premed…   But  became  unsure  aBer  CS106A  
  6. 6. Hello!  I’m  Catherine.   Class  of  2014  With  a  personal  interest  in  medicine.   Entered  Stanford  as  a  premed…   But  became  unsure  aBer  CS106A  (to  the  slight  dismay  of  my  parents).  
  7. 7. Thought  at  end  of  sophomore  year:  
  8. 8. Thought  at  end  of  sophomore  year:   “I  really  enjoy  building  a  product  and  the   problem  solving  in  coding.  But  I  also  feel  fulfillment  volunteering  at  the  free  clinic.”  
  9. 9. Thought  at  end  of  sophomore  year:   “I  really  enjoy  building  a  product  and  the   problem  solving  in  coding.  But  I  also  feel  fulfillment  volunteering  at  the  free  clinic.”   “Maybe  I  can  combine  my  interests.  I  should  look  into  how  technology  can  help   improve  people’s  health.”  
  10. 10. This  summer…  
  11. 11. This  summer…  Interned  as  a  soBware  engineer  at  Google   and  had  an  incredible  experience  –  company  culture  and  work  were  amazing.  
  12. 12. This  summer…  Interned  as  a  soBware  engineer  at  Google   and  had  an  incredible  experience  –  company  culture  and  work  were  amazing.   No  longer  premed.  
  13. 13. Current  goal*  aBer  Stanford:  
  14. 14. Current  goal*  aBer  Stanford:  *Warning:  Subject  to  frequent  change!  
  15. 15. Current  goal*  aBer  Stanford:  Have  large  role  in  creaZng  a  company  like   Google  –  fast  iteraZon,  high  integrity  of   products,  focus  on  engineers  –  for   improving  health.   *Warning:  Subject  to  frequent  change!  
  16. 16. Why  I’m  interested  in  your  class  
  17. 17. Why  I’m  interested  in  your  class  Would  learn  a  different  set  of  skills  from  an  open-­‐ended,  project-­‐focused  class  such  as   CS377T  from  other  classes  I’ve  taken.  
  18. 18. Why  I’m  interested  in  your  class  Would  learn  a  different  set  of  skills  from  an  open-­‐ended,  project-­‐focused  class  such  as   CS377T  from  other  classes  I’ve  taken.   Would  get  to  work  with  other  students   with  aligned  interests  
  19. 19. Why  I’m  interested  in  your  class  Would  learn  a  different  set  of  skills  from  an  open-­‐ended,  project-­‐focused  class  such  as   CS377T  from  other  classes  I’ve  taken.   Would  get  to  work  with  other  students   with  aligned  interests   and  learn  from  an  experienced  prof.  
  20. 20. Social  media  
  21. 21. Social  media  LinkedIn:  Keep  in  contact  with  professional   acquaintances.  See  people’s  career   trajectory.  
  22. 22. Social  media  LinkedIn:  Keep  in  contact  with  professional   acquaintances.  See  people’s  career   trajectory.  Facebook:  Keep  in  touch  with  friends.  Find   informaZon  (e.g.  heard  about  this  class   from  Facebook  status).  Give  informaZon   (status,  events,  etc).  
  23. 23. Social  media  cont.  
  24. 24. Social  media  cont.  Yelp:  Find  good  restaurants,  generally.  Other  recent  uses:  found  good  haircut   place,  veterinary  hospital.  
  25. 25. Social  media  cont.   Yelp:  Find  good  restaurants,  generally.   Other  recent  uses:  found  good  haircut   place,  veterinary  hospital.  Quora:  Hear  about  unique  life  experiences,   learn  from  expert  view-­‐points,  waste   Zme.  :)  
  26. 26. Social  media  cont.  Also  use:  Pinterest,  Instagram,  YouTube,   SpoZfy…  
  27. 27. More  about  me  
  28. 28. More  about  me   Technical  skills:  
  29. 29. More  about  me   Technical  skills:   Proficient  in  C++,  Java  Familiar  with  C,  HTML,  CSS,  JavaScript,   Perl,  Ruby,  R  
  30. 30. More  about  me  
  31. 31. More  about  me  Background  in  psychology:  
  32. 32. More  about  me   Background  in  psychology:  AP  Psychology  in  high  school  
  33. 33. More  about  me   Background  in  psychology:   AP  Psychology  in  high  school   Behavior  change?  EssenZally  none.  Akending  Medicine  X  conference,  and   hope  to  learn  more  about  changing   behavior  in  years  to  come.  
  34. 34. More  about  me  
  35. 35. More  about  me   Design  ability:  
  36. 36. More  about  me   Design  ability:  Took  formal  art  classes  for  4  years.  
  37. 37. More  about  me   Design  ability:   Took  formal  art  classes  for  4  years.  Have  intuiZon  about  what  looks  good  and   what  doesn’t.  
  38. 38. More  about  me   Design  ability:   Took  formal  art  classes  for  4  years.  Have  intuiZon  about  what  looks  good  and   what  doesn’t.   Made  my  share  of  Photoshop  flyers  and   iMovie  presentaZons  for  orgs.  
  39. 39. More  about  me  
  40. 40. More  about  me  Musical  instruments:  
  41. 41. More  about  me   Musical  instruments:  French  horn  and  piano.  
  42. 42. More  about  me   Musical  instruments:   French  horn  and  piano.  Yes  I  could  play  them  for  the  class  if  the   instruments  were  provided.  
  43. 43. More  about  me  
  44. 44. More  about  me   Siblings:  
  45. 45. More  about  me   Siblings:  One  younger  brother,  16.  Current  junior  in   high  school.  
  46. 46. More  about  me   Siblings:  One  younger  brother,  16.  Current  junior  in   high  school.   I  like  being  the  oldest.  :)  
  47. 47. More  about  me  
  48. 48. More  about  me   Team  sports:  
  49. 49. More  about  me   Team  sports:  2  years  soccer  in  jr.  high.  
  50. 50. More  about  me   Team  sports:   2  years  soccer  in  jr.  high.  Varsity  tennis  player  for  high  school  team.  On  an  intramural  tennis  team  at  Stanford.  
  51. 51. More  about  me  
  52. 52. More  about  me   Quirkiness:  
  53. 53. More  about  me   Quirkiness:  I  tend  to  sneeze  mulZple  Zmes  in  a  row.  Recently,  I  counted  13  Zmes  (yes,  I  count   my  sneezes).  
  54. 54. Quick  challenge:  Sequence  alumni  behaviors  
  55. 55. Quick  challenge:  Sequence  alumni  behaviors  
  56. 56. Alumni  has  great  Stanford   experience  
  57. 57. Alumni  does  well   in  career,  at  least   partly  due  to   Stanford  degree   Alumni  has   and  learning.  great  Stanford   experience  
  58. 58. Alumni  does  well   in  career,  at  least   partly  due  to   Stanford  degree   Alumni  has   and  learning.  great  Stanford   experience   Alumni  gets   updates  from   Stanford:   awards,  new   developments,   etc.  
  59. 59. Alumni  does  well   in  career,  at  least   partly  due  to   Alumni  gets   Stanford  degree   personalized   Alumni  has   and  learning.   leker  from  great  Stanford   Alumni  gets   Stanford,   experience   updates  from   asking  for   Stanford:   donaZon.   awards,  new   developments,   etc.  
  60. 60. Alumni  does  well   in  career,  at  least   partly  due  to   Alumni  gets   Stanford  degree   personalized   Alumni  has   and  learning.   leker  from  great  Stanford   Alumni  gets   Stanford,   experience   updates  from   asking  for   Stanford:   donaZon.   awards,  new   developments,   etc.  
  61. 61. Alumni  does  well   in  career,  at  least   partly  due  to   Alumni  gets   Stanford  degree   personalized   Alumni  has   and  learning.   leker  from  great  Stanford   Alumni  gets   Stanford,   experience   updates  from   asking  for   Stanford:   donaZon.   awards,  new   developments,   etc.   (this  cycle  may  happen  mulZple  Zmes)  
  62. 62. Alumni  does  well   in  career,  at  least   partly  due  to   Alumni  gets   Stanford  degree   personalized   Alumni  has   and  learning.   leker  from  great  Stanford   Alumni  gets   Stanford,   experience   updates  from   asking  for   Stanford:   donaZon.   awards,  new   developments,   etc.   (this  cycle  may  happen  mulZple  Zmes)  
  63. 63. Alumni  does  well   in  career,  at  least   partly  due  to   Alumni  gets   Stanford  degree   personalized   Alumni  has   and  learning.   leker  from  great  Stanford   Alumni  gets   Stanford,   experience   updates  from   asking  for   Stanford:   donaZon.   awards,  new   Alumni   developments,   donates   etc.  
  64. 64. Alumni  does  well  (and  so  on)   in  career,  at  least   partly  due  to   Alumni  gets  Future  alumni   Stanford  degree   personalized   has  great   and  learning.   leker  from   Stanford   Alumni  gets   Stanford,   experience   updates  from   asking  for   Stanford:   donaZon.   awards,  new   Alumni   developments,   donates   etc.  
  65. 65. The  end!  Thanks  for  your  consideraZon!  :)  
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